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HP Officejet J4680 Was connected to home wireless network for 8 months. Now won't connect. Tried everything. Router works perfectly with all computers & internet.

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Shut down all computers and another devices connected to network. Shut down Router. Wait 3 minutes. Power on Router. Wait. Power on all devices.

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My OfficeJet J4680 Stopped Printing Wirelessly. I have an Acer Aspire One netbook running XP 2002 Service Pk 3. I have an OfficeJet J4680 which is hardwired to my main computer, a Mac mini and connected...


I've seen this happen on several HP printers. You have to "point" the computer back to the right IP address. Go into the printer properties, under the Ports tab, and highlight the correct port for that printer. Then click on the Configure Port button below the list of ports. Next to "Printer Name or IP Address," type in the correct address -- 192.168.1.110. Then click OK to exit that window and OK to exit the Properties window and save the change, and after a couple of seconds for the IP address change to take effect, you should be able to resume normal printing.

Jul 11, 2011 | HP J4680 Office Jet All-In-One Printer

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Can not find printer on wireless network


I am pretty sure the HP J4680 is wireless only, at least I can't find any Ethernet ports on HP Officejet J4680 that are obvious. So first make sure the blue antennae light is on on the left side of the HP panel. If it is not on press the button that says 802.11g and the blue light will light up indicating that the wireless is now enabled. Check now and see if you can see the printer on the network. Power cycle the printer and router and then see if the printer shows up. If you think it is now connected you can go to step 9) below. if not go to the next step

If the above didn't work try and change the wireless settings from the front panel of the HP Officejet J4680. Press the setup button (the wrench) on the front panel, then scroll till you see Wireless Menu and press OK, then scroll till you see Setup Wizard and press OK. The printer will search for all the wireless routers it can find. It should display your wireless router SSID, this is the name of the router. When it shows you the name of the router press OK and it will display WPA Passphrase or WEP passphrase (depends on the security you have on your wireless router). If you see the SSID of your router this is a good thing, because it indicates that the wireless is working and just needs to be configured. Now type in the passphrase exactly (the same passphrase you use to connect your PC or Mac to the wireless internet) and press OK. It should connect to the wireless router. If this doesn't work, unplug and plug in the wireless router and the printer and try it again. If you think it is now connected to the wireless, then go to step 9) below. If the above doesn't work you can keep trying it but I haven't had much luck with the front panel method.

If the above fails to work, the next method to try is to connect a PC or Mac directly to the HP Officejet using the AD-HOC wireless method. I can't figure out how to get the HP printer into this AD-HOC mode unless I do a wireless reset of the values in the printer. There is prob a way to do this without a reset, but I couldn't get it. I would recommend you read through all the steps below before you do this. It will wipe out what you currently have setup in your printer. But these are the steps I just went through and I got my printer to connect to my MAC and work.

1) You might not have to do this step, but if all else fails reset the HP Officejet J4680 network by pressing the setup button (the wrench) go to Wireless Menu and Press OK then go to Reset Wireless select YES and press OK. If that doesn't work then there is another reset that I found in the setup menu (the wrench) under Tools and then Restore Defaults. I wound up doing both resets on my Officejet J4680

2) Power the HP Officejet off and on for good luck (again optional but might help).

3) Make sure the the wireless on the printer is enabled by pushing the button on the left side front under the 802.11g so that the blue wireless light turns on. (again optional, but make sure the blue antennae light is on)

4) Connect to the HP Officejet J4680 wireless printer directly from the MAC (this is pretty neat stuff) click on the Airport icon at the top bar of your mac screen, if you see the hpsetup listed then click on it, if it is not listed then click on join other network and type in hpsetup and click Join. This will join the mac to the Ad Hoc HPSetup network and you can now setup the printer from the mac!

5) Important: Print a network settings report on the HP Officejet by pressing the setup button again (the wrench) go to Print Report and press OK, go to Network config and press OK. If you try and print this before you connect (step 4) you will not get the info you need in the report, so connect first from Mac to HP then print this report.

6) fire up safari or Firefox or chrome browser on the Mac and type in the URL that is listed on the report you just printed out. It starts with http:// type in the http:// and the 4 numbers all together with no spaces into the address bar in your browser and press return.

7) you are now connected to the HP Officejet J4680 via the web browser interface. Click on Networking, then Advanced, click the infrastructure tab, type in the SSID of the wireless router (i.e. the name of the router you see when you try and wirelessly connect from a computer) and fill in the passphrase info for your router, type it again to confirm, then click apply.

8) The printer will change the connection from the Ad-Hoc network to the SSID of the wireless router. So you have to connect to the wireless printer, to do this on a MAC, you go to the top row of the mac and click the Airport icon, select the wireless router.

9) Now go to the spotlight icon (far right top row on the mac) type Print and then click on Print & FAX, if your printer is not listed, then click the + and add it. You should be able to check the supply levels on the HP, if you see the current time below the supply levels you are successfully connected. On a Windows system, you would go to control panel, then Printers and add your printer if it is not listed.

Also, below is a good video with even more detailed info:

10) Officejet J4680 setup via the mac using this very thorough guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjd1ZqJ89N4



edh 1-13-2011

Jan 07, 2011 | HP J4680 Office Jet All-In-One Printer

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Cannot set up wireless connection


First, I just want to say--OMFG-- what a hassle to get wireless printing to work. I don't recommend this printer for

anyone that's not computer savvy, unless you just want to print through the usb cable.

My problems started when I first bought the printer and tried to install from the cd. I ran into several 'Fatal Flaw'

errors which required the software to uninstall, the computer to restart, then try to install software again after

searching the HP support webpage to determine the cause of failure. I finally gave up and went to the HP download page

and downloaded this:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software10/COL23513/mp-60963-2/OJJ4600_Basic_10.exe

This installed everything without errors but I still couldn't do wireless printing.
I tried to connect using the wizard but it said it couldn't find the printer. The error report file said the

passphrase on my printer did not match my router. So I thought I had forgotten my router password. I reconfigured the

router password and I received the same error message.

My next step was to press the wrench key on the printer control panel and press the arrow keys beside the OK button

until I found "wireless menu".I clicked OK and proceeded to enter the data manually on the printer. Voila, success! or

so I thought. It told me that connecting to the router was successful but I still couldn't print.

My printer showed up in the Printers and Fax section of contol panel, the drivers installed properly, the printer said

it was connected to the router, and I could print using a usb cable. Just no wireless.

If it wasn't for the fact that it was 1:00 am I would have taken it back for a refund.

I decided to try one last thing. I opened Printers and Faxes in control panel then "Add a Printer" in the top left

corner.then:


"Local printer attached to this computer"
DID NOT check "Automatically detect and install Plug and Play printer"
"Use the following port" I used "DOT4_002(Officejet J4680 Printer)"
Manufacturer-- "HP" Printers--"HP Officejet J4680 Series
Kept existing drivers
Printer Name "HP Officejet J4680 Series (Copy 2)"
printed a test page and -----

it still didn't work.

The only option I had left was to add a printer and CREATE A NEW PORT, which FINALLY solved the problem. Here is how

to do that.

For Windows XP

Click:
Control Panel
Printer and Faxes
Add a Printer (should be in the top left corner)
Check "Local printer attached to this computer"
DO NOT check "Automatically detect and install Plug and Play printer"
NEXT
Choose "Create a new a port"
if it asks you to input a name, enter whatever you want in the "name" box. It should be something so you will

recognize it as your printer.
Choose "Standard TCP/IP Port"
NEXT
A new wizard should pop up.
NEXT
********
For this step you will need to go the control panel on your printer to find your printers IP address.
Press the wrench button, scroll the arrow keys until you see "Print Report", press OK, then scroll to find "Network

Configuration"
Print this page. Under GENERAL INFORMATION find the URL number.
********

Go back to the Add Printer Wizard
In the top row, enter the URL like this: 192.168.0.100 using your numbers
NEXT
Choose the "Custom" button
NEXT
and you should be finished.

If it still doesn't work you may need to manually configure your DHCP router to input a static M.A.C address for the

printer, which you can find on the sheet you printed off. It should look something like this
Hardware Address (MAC) 00345a0d04v
Consult your router help files to find how to do that or search the web.

It took me two days to figure this out so I hope this will help.

DMan



Aug 16, 2009 | HP J4680 Office Jet All-In-One Printer

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Officejet J4680 won't printer after router reset


) You might not have to do this step, but if all else fails reset the HP Officejet J4680 network by pressing the setup button (the wrench) go to Wireless Menu and Press OK then go to Reset Wireless select YES and press OK. If that doesn't work then there is another reset that I found in the setup menu (the wrench) under Tools and then Restore Defaults. I wound up doing both resets on my Officejet J4680

2) Power the HP Officejet off and on for good luck (again optional but might help).

3) Make sure the the wireless on the printer is enabled by pushing the button on the left side front under the 802.11g so that the blue wireless light turns on. (again optional, but make sure the blue antennae light is on)

4) Connect to the HP Officejet J4680 wireless printer directly from the MAC (this is pretty cool stuff) Click on the Airport icon at the top bar of your mac screen, if you see the hpsetup listed then click on it, if it is not listed then click on join other network and type in hpsetup and click Join. This will join the mac to the Ad Hoc HPSetup network and you can now setup the printer from the mac!

5) Important: Print a network settings report on the HP Officejet by pressing the setup button again (the wrench) go to Print Report and press OK, go to Network config and press OK. If you try and print this before you connect (step 4) you will not get the info you need in the report, so connect first from Mac to HP then print this report.

6) fire up safari or Firefox or chrome browser on the Mac and type in the URL that is listed on the report you just printed out. It starts with http:// type in the http:// and the 4 numbers all together with no spaces into the address bar in your browser and press return.

7) you are now connected to the HP Officejet J4680 via the web browser interface. Click on Networking, then Advanced, click the infrastructure tab and fill in the passphrase info for your router type it again to confirm, then click apply. It should now connect and print from the router. But below is a good video with even more detailed info:

8) More Officejet J4680 setup via the mac using this very thorough guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjd1ZqJ89N4

Jul 15, 2009 | HP J4680 Office Jet All-In-One Printer

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HP Officejet Pro L7580 Wireless Connection


YOUR PRINTER IS NOT A WIRELESS PRINTER IT CAN BE USED USING AN ETHERNET CABLE TO THE PRINTER FROM THE ROUTER

STEPS
+++++++
SETUP>>NETWORK>>RESTORE NETWORK DEFAULTS

SETUP>>NETWORK >>WIRELESS RADIO>>ON

CONNECT THE ETHERNET CABLE FROM THE ROUTER TO THE BACK OF THE PRINTER.

SETUP>>NETWORK >>PRINT NETWORK CONFIGURATION PAGE

INSTALL THE PRINTER
SELECT WIRED CONNECTION
AND INSTALL
IT WILL PRINT.

OR IF YOU WANNA USE AS WIRELESS YOU CAN USE WPUK (WIRELESS PRINTING UPGRADE KIT)

FROM HP.COM HOPE IT FIXYA

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Connected wireless router which worked for about three months


First, try a reset on the modem and the router. To do that, unplug power from router and modem. Leave both out for about 30 seconds. Then, plug router up first. Wait 30 seconds and then plug in modem. Wait until both are cycled and test your results. See if you can connect. Good luck.

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